NBC-affiliate WYFF has been serving the North and South Carolina regions for nearly 60 years. It has numerous Southeast Regional Emmy awards and a National Peabody award to its credit and was named Television Station of the Year by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association.
Always trying to be on the cutting edge of news, WYFF recently launched "Next Generation News" which consists primarily of streaming live video from the scene of a news event using cell phones and the internet. This presented an overwhelming opportunity but came with an unexpected problem. "We needed to find a way to take this video from a PC and integrate it seamlessly into our newscast", said Douglas Durkee, Director of Broadcast Operations.